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Sacramento Rent Control is here & Statewide – What Are the Rules..?

California Apartment Association Has an Overview

 

Well it’s sad to say, but we’ve entered the area of State Wide Rent Control with the recent passage of AB1482 that was signed into law a couple of days ago by the Governor.

While this law could have been worse, it’s still takes away many protections for Landlords/Investors because they will not be able to easily raise rents to market rates or evict tenants that might pay the rent, but are disruptive to an apartment complex or not following the rules regarding care of their unit.

The real problem is the lack of affordable housing that is caused by the ever increasing regulations and barriers put up by governments, state and local.

I guess one good thing is there is no “enforcement mechanism” in place with this new State law, such as a “rent control board” that was created by the City of Sacramento.  By the way, that Rent Control Board will be funded by Landlords with another Annual Assessment.   So if a tenant has a dispute with you and at the same time owes rent to a Landlord, that tenant can easily get a Rent Control committee to hold a hearing delaying any kind of enforcement.

The rules, procedures and assessment amounts from the City of Sacramento Rent Control Board haven’t been published as far as I know.   So stay tuned and if you’re thinking of buying an investment property there or anywhere else in the State of California, you’ve got to be aware of the new law’s impacts.

You can still make money with investment real estate, but you’ll have to learn the new rules.

Managing a rental will probably be made a little more time consuming so why not hire a Property Manager.   A good one will help make you money and keep you out of trouble.

Check us out at Haven Properties, 916.990.0770 or call me anytime at 916.203.1260 if you have questions regarding Rent Control, the Rental Market or Residential Investment Sales.

Click Here for the INDUSTRY INSIGHTS prepared by the California Apartment Association.

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR   916.203.1260

 

 

Rent Control Is Here in Sacramento & Soon Statewide

Get Your Rents Up To Market Now Before January 1, 2020 Because Rent Control is Here.

 

The State of California it looks like is about ready to implement a Statewide Rent Control Law that recently passed both house of the State Legislature and headed to Gavin Newsom’s desk.

According to the Sacramento Bee Article I have here for you, it won’t become law until 1/1/2020.

If you have not raised the rent in a long time my suggestion is to do it now and get it close enough to the current market rent as you can because after the 1st of the year you will be limited in what you can do.

In addition, the more onerous “just cause” eviction will now be a factor in cleaning up a property that needs to rid itself of uncooperative tenants that maybe laying waste to the property and intimidating neighbors.   In the past with situations like this, we’d only have to give a 30 or 60 day “termination of tenancy” notice which had no defense.  It could be for any reason at all.

We rarely ever used that tool, but it did come in handy when we had situations that our Property Management Company encountered from time to time.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SACRAMENTO BEE ARTICLE DATED  SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 09:48 AM 

Now if you think Rent Control is going to help, it’s not.  The people it’s meant to help won’t get it.

Related Articles

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS MADE A MESS OUT OF RENT CONTROL. THEY JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET | OPINION – Newsweek, Sept. 13, 2019

California embraces failed rent-control policies at the statewide level – Washington Examiner, Sept. 12, 2019

If you have more questions, please contact me at 916.203.1260 or drop a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com

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Imputed Rent – Benefit of Home Ownership..!

You Are Paying Yourself Rent Tax Free…

I got this article from the California Association of Realtors and thought I’d pass it on here…

Note with written words Earnings after Taxes.It’s in one of the Market Snap Shots that we get from our state association.

In it they go through an analysis of the tax benefits that are still available to home owners in California with an interesting twist talking about “imputed rent”.

Click here for that article and let me know what you think.

If you’re thinking of buying a home, or you’re an investor looking to by a Duplex or a Four-Plex for example, drop a note my way and let me help you.

We service the Sacramento Region and for you investors we also offer Property Management as well.

Call or Text me today at 916-203-1260.

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Rents Are Up In a Good Market and are Up in Down Market..!

You’d think the opposite would be true but it’s not.

It’s amazing  when you think about it, but after watching the video that I’m going to post below, I realized these guys are right.

When the Real Estate Sales market is “hot” rents go up.   But, even in a down turn, the rent rates still go up.

Messrs Brian Stevens and Frank Garay are a couple of loan guys that do a lot of video updates about the Real Estate Loan market, Real Estate Sales and about some of the “inside baseball” stuff for those of us in the business.

Our Property Management company is now leasing up Units in Apartment complexes, Duplexes and Single Family Homes for record high rental amounts and many times with “multiple applications”.

So after taking a peek at their video that I got today,  I thought I’d share it with you because their conclusion about rents going up in good and bad markets is something I had not thought of.

You can skip the beginning of the video if you want to and go to the 3.43 minute mark to see their presentation that includes an interesting graph to make their point.

If you are thinking of Investing in a Residential Rental property such as a Duplex or a Four-Plex, a Small Apartment complex or even a Single Family home….?

Then, call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

I’ll bring you up to speed on our local market with comparable sales information and also what you can expect to earn in rents.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

3d render image of houses with graph growing

Overflow of Multiple Tenant Applications Since the Start of the New Year.

If you are an investor in the Sacramento Residential Investment Market and have been actively looking for something to buy,  you know there’s been multiple offers presented on a lot of the inventory here.

The reason is simple… not enough supply.3d render image of houses with graph growing

While that is frustrating for some investors who are looking to get into the market because the economy here is good,  if you’re a renter….?

You’ll notice that rental rates have gone up for the very same reason and that you aren’t the only ones applying for the same place.

Our Property Management Company has experienced a serious up tick in rental applications on our available properties that started the day after January 1st.

Since  we specialize in  Sales & Management of Duplexes and Four-plexes for sale, Small Apartment buildings  and of course sales of Single Family Homes,  please call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

If you want to get into the Sacramento Residential Rental Market you could not pick a better time.

I’ll help find the right deal for you and since we manage these investments we know what income you can reasonably expect to get.

Maybe we can find something like the one below.

4 bedroom home in Natoma Station

184 Elkins Circle, Folsom – A nice 4 bedroom home in the Natoma Station Neighborhood

 

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Back Yard Landscaping is Important in a Rental – Don’t Overlook It…!

Check out this graphic from the California Association of Realtors.

Back Yard Landscaping is important because some of these people also rent as well.   While this graphic applies to Home Buyers, trust me as a property manager and investor with 35 years of experience, don’t ignore the back yard for your renters.

A back yard with patios and landscaping is a cheap addition to “living space”.   With the great weather we have here, it makes sense to give the people who rent from you more value don’t you think…?

So if you want more money from your rental investment, fix up the back yard and watch how much your tenants appreciate it because they will pay you back with higher rents.

Click here for a picture of the back yard landscaping of a Duplex we manage for an investor that took our advice.    In a few more years the shrubs around this  yard will provide a lot more shade, privacy and of course more value if they ever decide to sell.

That is because they get more rent then other properties like this that do not have this upgrade.

Let me know what you think.

 

one cool thing yards

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

Being A Landlord Is Easy When Tenants Have Jobs…!

Unemployed People Have a Hard  Time Paying Rent

 

jobs

 

You have to have jobs so people who want to live in your rental investment have the ability to pay the rent.

It looks like the Sacramento Region has 21,000 jobs available according to this “linkedin” email alert I got this morning.

Check it out here.

The Rental Market in Sacramento is hot.  Sales and Investing in the Sacramento Region hot as well.

We’ve experienced multiple rental applications for Duplexes, Single Family Homes and Apartments we manage for the last several months.   They haven’t built enough inventory for the amount of people looking to move into a home or an apartment.

So if you’re thinking of Buying/Investing in a Single Family Home, a Duplex here in the Sacramento Region or even a small to medium sized apartment complex, call/text me at 916-203-1260 or drop an email my way and lets talk about what your goals are.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE     favinger@rwnetwork.com  916-203-1260

 

Folsom or El Dorado Hills Home Prices Are a Bargain…!

San Jose’s Median Home Price – $800,000 range – Folsom/El Dorado Hills = More Home for Much Less.

Prior to moving to  Folsom in 1989, my family sold an 1800 sq foot  home in San Jose for $300,000 and thought we’d robbed a bank in doing it.Home Prices in San Jose - Compare with Folsom & El Dorado Hills

Our new Folsom home was new in the new neighborhood of Lexington Hills.

A brand new 2500 sq.ft. home that included a pool and spa for under $220,000.

It’s plain to see  you can buy much more home for a lot less money in Folsom or El Dorado Hills then you can in San Jose or anywhere else in the Bay Area.

Today’s market is the same and I think we’re about to experience another wave of Bay Area buyers coming to our area to scoop up some homes here that would make a “Central American Dictator” proud.

Check out this article I got from the Silicon Valley Business Journal to see what I’m talking about.

If you live now in San Jose or anywhere else in the Bay Area, Click Here for a list of homes in Folsom and Click Here for a list of homes in El Dorado Hills and let me know what you think.

Some fun facts about our area;   We’ve got awesome weather.  We’re close to the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.   If you like wine tasting, you don’t have to drive to Napa.  Just check out next door Amador County.   If you have school aged children, trust me, moving to this area was the best thing I ever did for my family because we’ve got great schools with lots of activities and superior academics.

If you are from San Jose or any where else in the Bay Area and thinking of relocating, call me and let me give you what I call the “Chamber of Commerce” tour of the area.   I can help you find the home of your dreams, or… if you’re an investor we also specialize in the Sales and Management of Single Family homes, Duplexes, Four-Plexes and small to medium sized Apartment Complexes.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE   916-203-1260    favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

Sacramento Apartment Market Projections – 2017

Just passing on an article and information I just received.

If you’re thinking of getting into the Multi-Family Housing market as an Investor and you’re new at it, I’m sure you’ve thought a lot and hopefully have done some research.   You can always contact me for more information and set up a time for a free consultation.

The Sacramento Apartment Market is one of the top 20 in the nation and is still affordable especially compared to some markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In our market we find it’s hard to find a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment unit with lots of amenities for under $1,000 per month.

To get an idea of what we have for rent go to HavenRents.com and you’ll get a sense of what the prices are for various types of properties we currently have available.   You can also go to the “rentals page” here on this site.

I received and thought I’d share a 2017 market projection from CBRE, a large real estate investment company that works in Retail, Office, Industrial and of course Multi-family projects through out the the country.

CLICK HERE for that article and go to Page 31 for their “Multi-Family” projections.   I think you’ll appreciate their findings and conclusions.   It looks to me like the Sacramento Region’s Multi-Family market should remain strong.   I think this remains especially true in the smaller multi-family units, such as Duplexes, Four-Plexes or small apartment complexes.   Why…?  Because they haven’t built any in the last several years.   Sacramento Duplexes/Four-plexes for sale don’t stay on the market very long.

So if you have stumbled on this blog site and are thinking of investing in the Residential Real Estate Market in the Sacramento area please contact me at anytime.    We specialize in the Sales and Management of Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Tri-plexes, Four-plexes and small to medium sized apartment complexes.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS,  GRI, SFR, CDPE,     favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

 

Rents Are Up in The Sacramento Area – Old News To Us in Real Estate Sales & Management.

When The News Hits the Sacramento Bee – You Know it’s “Old News” When It Comes to Real Estate..!

If you’ve followed my blog site for any length of time I’ve pointed this out several times.   The reason you ask…?  They stopped building Apartments and just about anything else here because of the recession.  They are only now beginning to ramp up, but mostly single family homes.

And since they are not building more apartments for middle class folks just starting out, rents have gone up.    What apartments they are building or planning on building are “subsidized” housing or the more “high end” apartment complexes with lots of amenities according to a recent article in the Sacramento Business Journal.

I’ve said to many people seeking to find a home or an apartment to rent in Folsom, Orangevale, Roseville or any other area in the Sacramento Region that,  “you probably need to know somebody inside to get a decent rental anymore”.    I wrote about it here.

Many of the investors I have placed into Duplexes, Four-plexes and Small Apartment complexes know they can get “higher rents”, so most of them have improved their properties to take advantage of the upswing in rents that can be derived.   That also was written about in today’s Sacramento Bee article.

So CLICK HERE for that latest story from The Bee.   Let me know what you think.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE       favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260